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Can’t get to Europe this winter? Here’s how to inject a bit of Italian summer into your interiors

I always thought I was a winter boy, love a frosty morning drenched in cashmere, suited and in boots with a searing hot Nespresso in tow. However, I am constantly catching myself day dreaming of the magical islands of Capri. The fragrant fumes of lemon and sea salt, the dazzling sparkle of the Mediterranean, the singing lady in the creperie kiosk, and the overgrown citrus trees  that shade rabbit warren streets that cover the island like veins cover the body.

It was here on the island of the Capri, that Simon Porte Jacquemus, showed his latest collection in the famed pyramid-like Casa Malparte. Much like Jacquemus, who is celebrated for his art-world influence and European simplicity, Casa Malaparte is a hybrid of classical and modern architecture designed for the eccentric writer Curzio Malaparte. The terracotta is perched high upon a cliff on the eastern side of Capri and does not follow one style, but rather is an amalgamation of numerous influences and forces, making the building a lasting source of fascination for many.

This to me is the ultimate reference point for creating a little bit of Dolce Vita at home. When you look at beautiful Italian interiors, whether it’s a minimalist farmhouse in Tuscany by Studio Andrew Trotter or the fantastical Le Sirenuse hotel in Portofino there is always a common thread – layering and curating objects and furniture that contrast each other whilst seemingly tying a space together. Start with neutral colours like ivory, terracotta and earthy browns as your base, layered with aged classical pieces like a beautiful antique box or cabinet and combine with modernist sleek lines or graphic pops of colour. Sounds like a lot? Don’t worry, no sourcing required! Here are my top picks to style your space in the Italian way.


Monument Lowline Console

Crafted from a selection Travertine undergoes a treatment that imparts a matte, honed appearance that adds unique character to the stone. The Monument Lowline Console by MCM House has a brutalist vibe so often seen in Italian architecture, and is an interesting addition to your space to bring European summer home.


Ciao Gift Card by Cardboard Card

Ciao Bella! I love these fun gift cards, a perfect accessory to any present, but they also can work as a small addition to your gallery wall. The best part about CARDBOARD, is It allows you to build your own bundle of cards, tailored to prepare you for the year, season or month ahead. Sick of the last-minute dash to the news agency? CARDBOARD allows you to select exactly what you need. You can also purchase a refillable box so your cards have a home too! Not to mention made in Australia and printed on recycled stock. What’s not to love.


The Clementine Tablecloth by Fred Home

Transform your dining area into a little piece of Italy space with the Clementine Round Tablecloth. Handcrafted from 100% Spanish linen and detailed with natural bullion fringe, this exclusive jacquard striped tablecloth is an exquisite addition to any European-inspired interior or alfresco setting.


Amber Skye Vase by Georg Jensen

Asymmetrical shapes and organic curves give life to this stunning vase, with its warm hues of blood orange and rust, its beautiful equal to that of an humid evening overlooking the Mediterranean as the sunsets. Crafted from thick, mouth-blown glass in elegant amber, the piece will not go unnoticed wherever it's placed in the home.


Lemon Cushioned Armchairs by Antonio Citterio

If the hotel Le Sireneuse died, what would it come back as? It would Definitely this chair. This charming armchair by Antonio Citterio for Flexfom has an elegant frame crafted from beech wood with rattan cladding the inside, and styled with a lemon cushion, these chairs are said to be a modern interpretation of the Italian beach chairs from the 1920s.


Antti Nurmesniemi Lounger for Tecta

Model 10 Chaise Lounge by Antti Nurmesniemi, is comprised of a tubular chrome frame and resin wicker seat with original leather cushion. Each bend is carefully considered to optimise comfort while offering a modernist aesthetic. If you drift towards a more classical style at home, layer the space with this piece to get that eclectic look.


Mornings in Mexico Jug

Made from terracotta and dipped in bronze, Mornings in Mexico is a contemporary take on the traditional earthenware jug. Created by ceramist Valerie Vigar who created this body of work during Sydney’s lockdown, where daily meditation and walks by the beach ignited a zen flow-state to which the jug was created. A playful interpretation of both ancient and classical forms, the techniques used by Vigar create a unique narrative for each earthenware piece.


Armadillo Trellis Rug

Trellis reimagines the historic Moroccan Tuareg rug with a contemporary air. Handwoven from wool and jute, its uniform stripes come in three timeless colour combinations to withstand modern exertions.


19th Century Column Lamp

Resting on a patinated brass base, the corinthian column table lamp has that curtained characterful and collected look that is a necessary to create the warmth and sumpter of the Amalfi Coast.



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